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Out-Trumping Trump

Republican politicians figured out a long time ago that running for president was a good way to get lots of publicity (often for free). This resulted in the 2012 Republican primary having a mind numbing total of 20 television debates and a slew of additional debate-like events, including a Twitter debate sponsored by

The Republican party responded by changing their rules in an attempt to limit the number of politicians who could participate in an official debate to ten, based on their national polling results. But as we approach the first debate, the candidates who are in danger of not making the cut are jockeying for positions.

How are they doing this?

Jack Ohman
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Jim Morin
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